DIETS - High Protein, High Energy Diet for advanced liver disease
Many people with advanced liver disease suffer from malnutrition, and their protein requirements almost double compared to those of a healthy adult. Without adequate protein intake your body will break down muscle to meet your protein needs, leading to muscle wasting and loss of strength.
A high protein, high energy diet provides 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram
of body weight per day as well as adequate energy to maintain essential fat stores.
A high protein-high energy diet includes rich food sources of protein
including meat, fish, chicken, eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes and dairy products.
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